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Understanding Assumption of Risk in Texas

The legal doctrine of assumption of risk in Texas refers to the principle that an individual who voluntarily engages in a potentially dangerous activity assumes the inherent risks associated with that activity, or at least some portion of that inherent risk. Under this doctrine, a person injured while participating in such an activity may be barred from recovering damages from the party responsible for the activity or the premises where it occurred. The assumption of risk doctrine includes a number…

What is the Concept of “Strict Product Liability?”

Strict product liability is a legal doctrine that holds manufacturers and sellers responsible for any defects in their products that cause harm to consumers, regardless of fault. Under strict product liability, a plaintiff can seek compensation for injuries or damages caused by a defective product without having to prove negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of the manufacturer or seller. The doctrine of strict liability is not widely available in the U.S. legal system. In considering the doctrine of…

Suburban Chicago Tent Collapse Injures 26 People, Five Seriously

A suburban Chicago tent collapse has had devastating consequences. Cintas Uniform Services was in the midst of what evidently was an employee appreciation event during the morning of September 14, 2023. An unknown number of Cintas employees and others were gathered under a massive tent when it partially collapsed, for reasons yet to be identified. The tent had been struck in the company’s parking lot. At least 26 people were injured as a result of the collapse, at least five…

[Study] Deadliest Road Stretches In Texas

Each year more than 2 million people are injured in car accidents, and over 40 thousand are killed. Motor vehicle crashes are one of the top causes of accidental death in the US, and the roadways in Texas are some of the most dangerous in the nation. According to data collected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 1 person was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Texas every two hours. Texas roads have gotten more dangerous in recent…

Will Car Insurance Policies Cover Accidents on Private Property?

Texas car insurance policies typically cover accidents that occur on public roads and highways, but coverage for accidents on private property may vary.  Some Texas automobile insurance policies may include coverage for accidents on private property, while others may specifically exclude such coverage. A car accident attorney in Houston can help you determine what damages may be applicable in your case. Exclusion of Coverage for Texas Automobile Accidents on Private Property Some car insurance policies may have provisions that specifically…

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